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>> i read both. i've been reading visually for a decade because that's how i get my news and process it. it still often easier, but there's something. her books are we on the market i often read on a variety of readers. a need to know of her plot for companies to understand the features people are playing with, say really go back and forth. >> when the time, the website. >> publishers the e-book is called as books 2012. >> we've been talking the michael cader, the founder of publishers marketplace and publishers blocked. thank you.
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booktv at 10 said the tv party for mark shriver. sarge was the founder of the peace corps and director of
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president lyndon johnson's office of economic opportunity. party attendees include chris dodd, representative steny hoyer . [inaudible conversations] >> i like her ankle on their. it's not marine or a camera. [inaudible conversations]
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[inaudible conversations] >> yeah, but not in new york a couple days. [inaudible conversations]
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[inaudible conversations] >> she was always very commit very gracious. >> thank you. i'll tell her you said hi.
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patrick graduated last friday from high school. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations]
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>> is so exciting. they always feel like your in a presidential campaign. >> i don't know. i've never run for president. and getting the book out, so that's good. [inaudible conversations] >> i can't wait to read it. >> thank you. i hope it's got some ideas and insights for people dealing with family. >> is such a critical time in politics.
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>> it's a unifying story. [inaible conversations] >> myoclonus idea to spend time visiting with you and kate cod. [inaudible conversations] >> i was yesterday in new york? >> i was just telling her we had six weeks.
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the pediatrician told me today that he is socially at six weeks. [inaudible conversations] i told him something and he cried. i said this is off the record. he is six weeks old. >> that's hilarious. >> he's walking and reading. >> no he's not. [inaudible conversations] >> come on in. i'm sorry.
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>> were looking forward to the book. >> thank you that i appreciated. good luck with your baby. >> thank you very much. >> nice to see you again. [inaudible conversations] >> this book has been a labor of love. >> it was. there were some moments slapping my head is telling these stories and others who now is fine. it's really just vignettes about growing up and what i learned in use today biters have against the them under my door.
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going back and looking at those letters have been a of it. >> you have some of them in here quite >> yeah, it's really cool. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you for coming. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. [inaudible conversations] >> it's been a lot of fun. a lot of action. he's got a great story. we're trying to divide people into categories. he was really about trying to bring people together and also help people struggling.
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>> well, there's more to it. life got my homework assignment for friday. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> here we go. all right. were we looking? >> everything scrape. i obviously grew up to you guys. your dad and all his best buddies at events in the kid. i cannot wait to read your book. i lost my dad recently after your side. it was a really hard loss.
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>> your mom and your data to people that love you the most. best of the book is all about, trying to figure it had been the somebody's shoes come a father, friend, your job, so i'm hoping to make sense to a lot of fathers and moms. [inaudible conversations] >> i was working out one day it is like what are you up to? is fake anthony, you're moving to miami. you should look at my friend, alan. >> is a great guy, great guy. >> iceman in our marriages that. >> i could sit around forever.
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>> thank you. >> thanks for having me. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> ek mini was like last in line. [inaudible conversations]
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>> nice to see you. thank you very much for coming. >> i'm a huge fan of your dad. >> you're doing a book signing. [inaudible conversations] >> my wife, jeannie. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations]
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>> say that slowly in the camera -- you're really nice for coming. i know you have a lot of things going on. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] i forgot about some of his other initiatives, poverty issues.
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[inaudible conversations] so when i attended the memorial service, it was such a crazy journey. he had a remarkable life. >> thank you. >> the book is really built on not, not really his career, but how interacted with his family and wife in everybody. he treated everybody the same, whether you're a cabinet secretary or the guy at the u.s. air counter. >> i remember just covering the world. >> that famous story of putting the book about how he lived literally sleep in the airplane and lay down underneath the
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seats. >> on the floor. >> he would lay down on the ground. [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible] >> i want to just give you a quick summary of why what the bug. a lot of folks came up to me at egad qaeda and said he was a good man and i didn't quite know what that man. i thought it was something nice people said to his son as he was losing his father, but i
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realized when i started thinking about it, he was hailed as a great man in newspapers and so forth, but what made him good with the fact that he was married to the woman of extreme for 56 years. he raised five kids, all who loved him. you do daily intense relationship with god. he went to mass every day. yet countless friends. and i don't mean senator casey or congressman or governor's cabinet secretary. he had those fronts, but he also had a guy at the u.s. air counter at the national airport, the two women who waited in line he had those friends, but he also had a guy at the u.s. air counter at the national airport, the two women who waited in line for 35 years, literally waiting in line and said to me, your dog is a good man and turned around and walked out of the church, the weak service. so he clearly had the ability to balance his faith, family, friends, commitment to the communities and commitment to the world. and for me, struggling to susan alluded to, trying to balance
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all that come every three k.'s committee with aging parents, how to have friends and make a commitment to god and still try to do some day with my life. i decided i needed to dig in and figure out what dad secrets were. it's just a series of stories about a god who lived in somehow balance competing interests and did it through well. he did a good job doing that. and the principles that really i think structured his life was his state, a sense of hope and sense of love. and that faith, which is nurturing him as a child sustained and through the depression when the family lost all the money. they put him through high school and college and through law school on scholarships. the fact that that faith survived within the world were to, where he signed up today after graduating graduating from your law school to go fight in the war and that faith demanded hope. it demanded acts of hope come about during chicago working on the catholic interracial council
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to integrate schools and hospitals or whether it was the creation of the peace corps. services to the poor, job or can any of those programs and ultimately the acts of love. i know it sounds kind of corny, but he really i think believed that. i think that you see the commitment to love and its relationship with my mom at 56 years. but she also seen the fact the mets had the greatest sign of hope and love and faith for him was the fact that he chased my mouth or seven years before she agreed to marry him. that is a seven-year courtship before a 56 year marriage. but it was the combination of faith, hope and love and really has exhibited in his role as a father and grandfather. i'll just tell one story from the book quickly. a brother bobby got a super pot in 1970 and excited at the funerals are not sending any
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state. and you know come a setup that point he had died just a few months earlier and that dad was thinking of running for governor of maryland. congressman hoyer worked on that aborted effort. and he flew income of antigen is on the front page of "the new york times." dad said come to my room. he said he remembers walking down that hallway. dad said that john. he sat down inside your good kid and i love you. it's going to be fine, i'm going to take care of you. bowa said. no yelling, no screaming, nothing like that. that is the that was the end of the conversation and bobby knew he was loved and supported. when you look at a guy who gave unconditional love like that when i went to the peace corps in a public announcement was made at the 25th anniversary and dropped it a few months later and had my what down that hallway to tell him that, that here was a guy who certainly
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never said you were my family name and reputation, particularly with the peace corps. he said that's fine, how do i make a difference? what he wanted to? we had that conversation. never expressed disappointment. i hope some secrets i got about how to be a good father, how to balance fatherhood, faith and friendship is with the book is really about. i'm going to tell one last story. great jordan who is in the house here, a great writer out of baltimore put this book together and at the end, towards the end of the book, we were finishing up, greatcoat and activate i got engaged. i said congratulations. i said what happened? you guys did for a little bit. but virtue of the top? is that it was your father. your father has become a friend of mine and i thought he was telling me to make a commitment to the end a commitment to a long-term commitment -- lifetime
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commitment to the girl of my dreams. so i hope this little book helps people deal with being a father better or another, helps them deal with balancing all the facts. i hope it makes my father a few new friends and i hope you get a new friend by reading this book. thanks very much. [applause] ♪ >> i'm so excited about c-span coming to columbus. i c-span does that mean columbus
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band, but it might of the neck few days. so when you see c-span, think columbus. >> with the help of our time warner cable partners for the next hour will explore the literary scene here as we travel the city to talk with local authors, visit or collections in to historic homes of writers. >> welcome, good to see you all. biarritz thurber house. in columbus, ohio. james thurber literature. but in a lot of houses in columbus, ohio. one of the houses he lived in one or two ohio state university from 1913 to 1917. james thurber is a great american author and is often with mark twain. he was a humo


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